Friday, January 8, 2016

A Gatehouse

This window belongs to what had been a gatehouse to a large estate, Uplands, off Bayview Ave. It is now a private home and the estate itself has been divided into smaller lots. The Tudor style gatehouse was built in 1921 and designed by Eden Smith and now has heritage designation. Just as I took this pic a bus passed behind me which you can see in the reflection!
Taking part in Weekend Reflections. Click HERE to see more reflections from around the world.

29 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed! I like it a lot!

genie said...

This makes me think of Traitor’s Gate at the Tower of London with a lovely holiday wreath on it. The refection is interesting. I am wondering if the gate has glass in the center to allow the reflection or if that part of the home back there.

Karl Demetz said...

I like the stone walls of this building !

Andy said...

That is one big window.

William Kendall said...

Quite an appealing, pretty structure!

Christine said...

Oh that worked out well for a great reflection!

VP said...

I like even more the symmetry than the reflections...

Sharon Anck said...

I like the way they've put a window in the place of the opening. Very clever repurposing. This place well deserving of heritage status.

Nefertiti said...

Joli coups d oeil ;o)

Taken For Granted said...

When I saw the reflection, I thought perhaps you were on a bus tour of great homes. Good one.

Cloudia said...

Eloquent gatehouse, P

Mo said...

A very inviting gatehouse entrance

cieldequimper said...

That's a beautiful building detail and I love the wreath (and snow!)

Lowell said...

Nicely framed shot. The place looks very good for being so old!

Lowell said...

Nicely framed shot. The place looks very good for being so old!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a gorgeous building. Great shot of it!

Laura said...

Lovely reflections in this exquisite window!

TexWisGirl said...

how pretty.

Revrunner said...

I think I could live in the gatehouse quite comfortably. :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It would be amazing to live in that former gatehouse -- so interesting it has survived as a home while the estate has been divided up. Have you ever explained heritage designation? Does it mean people can live in the home, but can't change anything? Inside and out?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the stone arch work and lovely reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
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Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Como siempre estupendas todas tus fotos.
Saludos.

s.c said...

A great and impressive gate with a nice reflection. I like that.

Laura. M said...

Good reflection Pat !!

James said...

Nice shot! I like how the brick arch frames the reflection.

Jack said...

It has beautiful stonework and clever lanterns.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect symmetry in design here Pat, looks so good.. well done on catching the passing bus.. good timing :)